Testimonials

Genie and Tom Smith

Working with Mark Peterson and the entire Bambace Peterson Team to buy our home in Carmel By The Sea has been an absolutely wonderful experience. We found their knowledge of the market to be exceptional and extremely helpful to us as we considered various locations, homes and comparables. Their support and candid advice throughout made the entire purchasing process go very smoothly. We have also been very impressed by their continuing support and advice post-close to help us connect with highly-qualified service providers in the area. Thank you Bambace Peterson Team! ★★★★★

Julie and Jared Gosler

We highly recommend Dana Bambace. She is extremely knowledgeable, smart and professional. Having grown up in the area, she knows all the in and outs of Carmel’s tricky codes and regulations. But what really sets her apart is her personal touch. Throughout the two years she assisted us, Dana was consistently patient and always wore a smile. With her help, we bought an amazing house and can’t wait to move in. ★★★★★

James Van Natta

The Bambace Peterson Team delivers a level of transparency and knowledge of the Monterey area unlike any others. They have a homegrown level of expertise in all things related to the area: Historical Perspective, Construction, Finance, and Commitment. Plus, they do it all with a non-aggressive camaraderie. I highly recommend working with them. ★★★★★

Katie and Blake Nilsson

Mark has been truly amazing in helping us find the perfect home for our family when we relocated to the Monterey Peninsula from San Jose. He spent a lot of time really getting to know us – who we are, what’s important to us, what we’re looking for in a house and community. The time he spent building a relationship with us combined with his experience made him a genuinely trusted advisor in our home buying process. He very patiently and clearly explained things that we found unclear and looked out for our best interest. He has spent much of his life living in Carmel/Carmel Valley/Pebble Beach/PG area and is super knowledgeable about and well regarded within the community. He has excellent connections and has been indispensable in connecting us with local home resources. Thank you so much for everything, Mark! You’ve really made this process smooth and enjoyable. ★★★★★

Kevin Hill

Dana and her team guided us through the entire home buying process and made us feel comfortable in our decision to purchase. Could not have asked for a better and more knowledgeable real estate agent. Even after the sales process she has been super helpful in helping us transition into the home and our new neighborhood. Thank you Dana! ★★★★★

Kelley Nichols & Michael Kassner

We worked with another company for a year without success. Then we heard about Compass from a friend from Carmel who said you guys had a different approach that specialized in digital marketing. As a marketeer myself I was intrigued. Dana and Mark built a digital and publicity campaign that expertly targeted buyers in Silicon Valley and LA. We will be selling another property soon and I would not dream of using any other real estate company other than Compass.

Bill & Jennifer Staisor

Dana and Mark are an amazing team and working with them was a pleasure. They are high energy, creative, and highly skilled. Moreover, they were thoughtful and fun to work with. I recommend them highly to anybody selling (as we were) or buying.

Annie Freeman

After spending most of my adult years in Southern California, I decided to return back to the Monterey Peninsula where I grew up. I asked Dana and Mark to be my agents, as they were my friends from my High School days. I had great experiences buying and selling homes over the years in Los Angeles. using top agents and feeling well cared for. I never expected that Dana and Mark's performance as my agent in Carmel would exceed all other agents I have ever worked with. They are professional, efficient, caring, and really really sharp. Dana's negotiating skills and guidance helped me save money and obtain the perfect property for my return home. I knew I was in the best hands possible, the entire time I worked with Mark and Dana. especially during a time, Monterey is experiencing a competitive, real estate boom! I would highly recommend Mark and Dana to anyone that expects extraordinary serv…

After spending most of my adult years in Southern California, I decided to return back to the Monterey Peninsula where I grew up. I asked Dana and Mark to be my agents, as they were my friends from my High School days. I had great experiences buying and selling homes over the years in Los Angeles. using top agents and feeling well cared for. I never expected that Dana and Mark's performance as my agent in Carmel would exceed all other agents I have ever worked with. They are professional, efficient, caring, and really really sharp. Dana's negotiating skills and guidance helped me save money and obtain the perfect property for my return home. I knew I was in the best hands possible, the entire time I worked with Mark and Dana. especially during a time, Monterey is experiencing a competitive, real estate boom! I would highly recommend Mark and Dana to anyone that expects extraordinary service and guidance from their Realtor®.

Rod Matthews

We recently worked with Dana to buy our new home in Pebble Beach. Dana and her team did a fantastic job of educating us on the market and ran a very efficient and effective buying process. Dana and her team showed us over 30 houses as part of the process! She has great relationships, her knowledge of the local market is outstanding, and she is always personable and helpful. We recommend Dana without reservation.

Pat & Charlie Eshleman

Dana is exceptionally well organized, responsive, personable, and tireless. Dana is an expert real estate agent who goes above and beyond to help her clients. She helped us both purchase and sell a home in Carmel. It was a pleasure to work with her and her team.

Beverly & Doug Takizawa

My husband and I were referred to Dana & Mark as a team who were experts in the Carmel area. Since our primary home is outside the Monterey Peninsula we found their knowledge of the area to be invaluable. We learned so much information on our first phone call and subsequent visits that we were able to narrow down the perfect area for us and ultimately put in an offer on a great cottage near the sea. They're both are extremely personable, savvy, and have solid negotiating skills. Their team is highly organized so after the sale they took care of all the additional details needed before and after the close of escrow. I would highly recommend The Bambace Peterson Team.

Craig Nagel

Mark and Dana did a great job selling our home in Pacific Grove CA!!! They were truly a pleasure to work with and are very classy individuals! We had to move across the country when we put the house on the market, and we felt complete confidence in leaving it in Mark and Dana's care. We've bought and sold 12 houses in the past 10 years, and Mark and Dana are the best realtors we have ever had! They have great communication skills and protocols, professionalism, knowledge and resources. They did an incredible job marketing, caring for and bringing our house to a sale. Definitely would recommend these realtors to anyone looking for excellence in their realtors. ★★★★★

Jennifer Kemmerly

Mark and the entire Bambace/Peterson team came highly recommended from dear friends to help us in our search for the perfect home. The team was responsive, professional and empathetic - they were with us every step of the way. I would recommend them in a heartbeat! ★★★★★

Cliff Simms

My wife and I have bought and sold many homes and our experience with the Bambace Peterson team was outstanding! They are thoughtful, thoroughly professional and communicate in a timely way. You will not regret going with them! ★★★★★

Laura Vais

I started working with Dana a full 5 years before I bought my new home. Even though I was not in a position to buy at that time, I knew Carmel was my ultimate destination and Dana was so generous with her time to help me develop the profile of where I wanted to live and familiarize me with my options. Then, more recently, I accelerated my search and Dana accelerated her work on my behalf--and also introduced Melissa into the mix as they tagged teamed me to help me find the house I would ultimately buy. The market is competitive and I wasn’t sure I could compete but Dana and Melissa helped guide my offer through the process and I was left stunned when my bid was accepted. I am forever grateful. ★★★★★

Brad Salter

We could not have done better than choosing Dana and her team to assist us with our home search in Carmel. We began working together in July, and the process to find the right home continued until we purchased in December. Dana showed us numerous houses, gave us honest and accurate feedback, and was instrumental in helping us find a home that checked all of our boxes. Whenever we had a question, Dana was always prompt in getting back to us with the information we needed. We have also happily found that the Bambace Peterson Team doesn't stop service after the sale. Dana has continued to be a wonderful resource for us as we learn about various tradesmen and service providers in the area. And last but not least, Dana and her team are just great people. We are happy to consider Dana and her team as friends, and not just as our realtors. By way of background, I am an attorney running …

We could not have done better than choosing Dana and her team to assist us with our home search in Carmel. We began working together in July, and the process to find the right home continued until we purchased in December. Dana showed us numerous houses, gave us honest and accurate feedback, and was instrumental in helping us find a home that checked all of our boxes. Whenever we had a question, Dana was always prompt in getting back to us with the information we needed. We have also happily found that the Bambace Peterson Team doesn't stop service after the sale. Dana has continued to be a wonderful resource for us as we learn about various tradesmen and service providers in the area. And last but not least, Dana and her team are just great people. We are happy to consider Dana and her team as friends, and not just as our realtors. By way of background, I am an attorney running a litigation boutique in St. Petersburg, Florida. We've been going through the hiring and firing process of staff and attorneys for many years. I knew immediately upon meeting Dana that she was a go-getter, and a no-nonsense hard worker that I would want on my team if I ever needed someone to rely on. We have purchased property in several parts of the US and abroad, and we can easily say that our experience with Dana and her team was by far our best experience. Thank you Dana and the whole team!!! ★★★★★

Kim & Chris Welborn

Many thanks to Mark Peterson for all of his great work as our trusted Realtor® in Monterey! Mark helped us purchase a home that is perfect for us. We looked at many different properties but in the end, found our dream place. It was helpful to us that Mark is local to the area and knows all the neighborhoods well. He was able to guide us to the right home and negotiate a good price. Mark has a wonderful sense of humor and a kind heart, and he made the real estate buying process as easy as possible. He is patient, responsive, and a good sounding board. We are thankful that Mark was our Realtor®!

Zach & Brynn Kaufman

Mark was absolutely amazing. Not only was Mark fantastic at his job, but he was also a joy to be around, which is very good quality since you end up spending quite a bit of time together. We were able to have Mark sell our home and were lucky enough to have him help us in finding a home to purchase too. He is very detailed in his explanations of all different types of things from paperwork to a particular process within the real-estate business. The follow-up, the attention to every detail, the recommendations, the ideas, the willingness to brainstorm with us, the ability to explain things in different ways, the support, everything was more than what we could have hoped for. I would recommend Mark to anybody

Dirk De Pree

Mark, I enjoyed working with you very much! Your management of the process and candid style made it possible for me to do this transaction remotely from Seattle. I felt from the beginning that you were trustworthy and capable and the experience selling our property validated that sense of trust. Your advice regarding the market, the price we set, and the approach to prospective buyers was intuitive and accurate. Luckily, you also came with a full complement of local resources to prepare our property for sale and handle the various issues that arose. That and your comfort with 21st-century tech allowed us to deal with several late-breaking developments with the title company and the buyer, all by phone and internet. I’d happily recommend you to prospective clients in general and would not hesitate to make that same recommendation to friends coming to Carmel.

Cathleen & Laurence Holt

We worked with Dana Bambace on both our purchase and sale. She has it all—energy, focus, and above all else she puts her clients first. Dana looked at countless properties with us over the course of almost a year, with incredible energy and detail. Her motivation was to get us into the right house and she understood we were particular. She always gave us the full scoop on the pros/cons of each property. Dana was invaluable in negotiating a tricky escrow with a challenging seller during our purchase. When it came to our sales, she was stellar. Our decision to relocate back to the east coast was rather sudden, and Dana sourced an organizer to handle our entire move. She arranged fantastic staging, and the house was literally on the market for 4 days. Every step of the way, Dana gets the job done. She powers through escrows and challenges, assisted by her team, and by her network and knowle…

We worked with Dana Bambace on both our purchase and sale. She has it all—energy, focus, and above all else she puts her clients first. Dana looked at countless properties with us over the course of almost a year, with incredible energy and detail. Her motivation was to get us into the right house and she understood we were particular. She always gave us the full scoop on the pros/cons of each property. Dana was invaluable in negotiating a tricky escrow with a challenging seller during our purchase. When it came to our sales, she was stellar. Our decision to relocate back to the east coast was rather sudden, and Dana sourced an organizer to handle our entire move. She arranged fantastic staging, and the house was literally on the market for 4 days. Every step of the way, Dana gets the job done. She powers through escrows and challenges, assisted by her team, and by her network and knowledge of the Monterey Peninsula. She is an absolute pro who keeps her eye on her clients’ goals. She is also a genuinely funny and thoughtful person who is a pleasure to spend time with. Highly recommended, Dana and the Peterson/Bambace team is a solid ally for real estate on the Monterey Peninsula!

Dr. Duane Hyde

Mark Peterson and his team were outstanding to work with! Mark sold my Big Sur property within the first 30-days and I was so impressed with his creative marketing ideas. His knowledge of the Big Sur real estate market gave me the confidence that there would be no one better to sell my place and he kept me informed each step of the way. I recommend Mark highly, he is a true professional.

Allison Langston

We loved working with Mark & Dana to find our new home. We had been looking for almost a year when we decided to switch real estate agents, and our first weekend out with Mark and Dana they showed us a house that hadn't hit the market yet, but met our requirements. Although we were a little nervous (okay, a lot nervous) about going with a fixer upper, we trusted Mark and Dana's advice on value and improvements. They immediately introduced us to some fantastic local resources (we're moving from out of town) who've been a tremendous help to us with the updates. We couldn't be happier about how things have turned out, and that's in large part thanks to the Bambace Peterson Team. They are such lovely people and recommend them without hesitation! ★★★★★

Melissa Kennedy

Dana is an exceptional real estate agent and we consider ourselves fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her. Dana is as smart, savvy, hard-working, and tireless as she is kind, compassionate, and a pleasure to work with. We are tough customers and have dealt with real estate agents in Connecticut, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Chicago, Napa, Carmel, and Marin County. Dana provides superior customer service and her expertise and skill are second to none. We write this review because she has earned it and we post it here so that others can be confident in their real estate transactions knowing that they have made the right choice with Dana and can rest easy in her good hands.

Jeff & Marie Gibb

Mark is an exceptional agent from both the seller and buyer perspectives. He exemplifies what it means to show up for his client’s best interests and patiently guides every step of every transaction with utmost efficiency. We appreciate his ability to resource an extensive relationship network and authentically build new connections that directly impact whether a deal will get done or not. Mark is genuine, thoughtful, and calm, but most importantly his expertise gets it done!

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